Bink

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Bink is a proprietary video format (extension .bik) developed by RAD Game Tools, which is primarily designed and used for storing cutscene videos in computer and video games.

  • The Xbox version of GTA III and Vice City use this format for the two startup movies, movies\GTAtitles.bik and movies\Logo.bik.
  • GTA IV uses this format for its in-game television programming. These files are located in the directory Grand Theft Auto IV\Movies folder.
  • GTA V uses this format for its in-game television programming, too, but also uses it for in-game movies, the game's start-up splash and for Jimmy's video game Righteous Slaughter 7. These files are located in the directory Grand Theft Auto V\movies folder.

Tools

FFmpeg

FFmpeg is a free software that can decode and encode a wide variety of audio and video formats, including Bink. The following instruction is for converting a Bink file into an AVI file on Windows.

  • Download the Windows build, static version, at http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/.
  • Download 7-zip at http://www.7-zip.org/.
  • Use 7-zip to extract the files.
  • Run ff-prompt.bat.
  • In the command prompt, type in the command ffmpeg -i input.bik output.avi, where input.bik is the location of the Bink file and output.avi is the location of your output file.
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